The Pictures of Mike Rotch (now with added development)

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  1. Mike Rotch

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    Just this shot; because I had to crop it it lost some of it's natural vignette as well as softness on the other side of the image. Oh well.

    @Cano, it feels like there should be a burn.gif image after your comment :lol:.
     
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    Big fan of the new direction. The street stuff is properly strong. :tup:

    The highlights come off as quite strong recently though, is this intentional?
     
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    Lol no, I never meant it in a bad way. It's just that, there's much more left to interpretation in two persons walking oin the rain than in some guys trying to catch a Hummer limo.
     
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    Cheers mate, I'm working hard to try and avoid cliche's on the street - it's killing my hit rate, but it's a nice challenge.

    As for the highlights, I've been looking at a lot of high contrast B&W stuff online lately which I quite fancy. I have probably pushed my presets further then normal by a touch as a result; so I probably am still looking for the sweet spot.
     
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    Yeah a lot of darkroom stuff I have done in my studies has the same effect with the right filter and exposure, so it is certainly not unrealistic, but I just noticed there was a shift from a few more midtones a few months ago. :tup:
     
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  7. TB

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    An N. Dakota shirt in Australia? :tup:
     
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    Well they are both desolate wastelands, right? :p

    Echoing others, some strong stuff going on here. Making me want to get out on the street and maybe start my portraits of strangers project back up.
     
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    @Azuremen Thanks for the positive feedback :tup:

    @TB - I was almost going to title it N. Dakota :p.
     
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  11. Cano

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    Cool. Very casual.
     
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  12. 35mm

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    Nicely done, indeed. :tup:
     
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  13. Mike Rotch

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    Somewhat agonized over the B&W vs colour version, but gut said colour!

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    I'm pretty sure I don't need to see a bw version to say that color is the better choice. :tup:
     
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  15. Boffin

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    Colour! :O :tup:
     
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  16. Mike Rotch

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    There is more colour coming, but for now...

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    Interesting high perspective... Are you that taller than him?

    Anyway, you do make that CCTV lens shine. Well done! :tup:
     
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  20. Mike Rotch

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    Is that high, everything looks like that to me :lol:

    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated :cheers:
     
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    You are that tall... I'll be damned.

    The answer's yes:
    You pretty much tower all of them humans! :lol:
     
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    Shots like this... I love. If I can be constructive (and this is only my opinion and probably wrong), shots like this;

    ...don't take my eye anywhere and don't do anything for me. The small brick-surrounded window beyond the chap is actually the point that my eye keeps resting on and it just doesn't, I dunno, work for me. That's only for me, ignore me at your leisure ;)

    Still love a lot of them! :D
     
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  26. Mike Rotch

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    Thanks for stopping by mate :) Any and all constructive feedback is welcome. :tup:
     
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    Enjoying a splash of colour to mix it up a bit. :tup:
     
  29. Mike Rotch

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    ^ ;)

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  30. Cano

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    Spontaneous. Love it.
     
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